While many fêted their mothers this past weekend, motherhood is what has inspired local designer Anna Hattendorf to launch her own eponymous line of bibs and multi-use bags (diaper/wipes, make-up) in addition to commissioned pieces. She also puts to use her Masters in Fine Arts in Jewelry Design from Savannah College of Art and Design by fashioning sterling silver bracelets, necklaces and “rattle” rings. “I majored in studio arts focusing in sculpture,” says Anna. “After school, I went to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where I learned jewelry design and fabrication. From there I returned home and began teaching and working as an assistant to sculptor Howard Newman of Newman’s Ltd.” After being promoted to studio manger, Anna worked on local restoration projects including Touro Synagogue. Her MFA thesis lead her back to the fiber arts, where Anna began incorporating both disciplines, textiles and metals, into one. “When my husband and I discovered that we were pregnant, I immediately was inspired to create for the baby,” she says. “I wanted to make things for her like my mom used to do for my sisters and I, thus Anna Hattendorf Designs was born.” Eco-minded, Anna uses a bit of new materials while re-purposing existing fabrics from men’s dress shirts, shower curtains, old pants and more. “You name it, I will use it,” she says. “I also ask people I know who happen to be traveling to keep an eye out for unique trims and fabrics when they are out and about to broaden my collection.” With bold colors and modern patterns, some may say her 7-month old daughter, Freja, is the best-accessorized baby on the island. “She drives me to be creative, even though as a new mom it is hard to get the time to do so,” says Anna, who plans to launch an Esty site in the near future.